Look What Tony Found
If you can deal with an oxymoron (as opposed to the
genuine article) please accept this blog as being from a non-compulsive
pack rat. "Pack rat" because I've long been blessed with adequate
storage space, "non-compulsive" because, although I hardly ever discard
anything I think may be useful some day, I don't save everything,
and sometimes a true gem goes missing.
The letter below, now about 30 years old, was missing
until Tony (remember Tony?)
was rummaging in has basement and unearthed a copy.
The Santa Monica pier is gone
Not all the "reviewers" mentioned below are still
And, in fact, I think the bumper cars themselves
were discontinued after the third "annual" event.
Eventide Clockworks no longer exists - we dropped
the "Clockworks" in 1984. (Sproinggggg)
Most of the communist propagandists are gone, too,
so the "flaming death" reference is unlikely to be fully
appreciated. (I'm not sure what is up with Firesign Theater.)
If they ever rebuild the Santa Monica Pier and
bumper car attraction, I think we are far too "corporate" to do this
again. Still, I'm glad the invitation just came (literally) to
Circa 1978 Eventide Clockworks Bumper Car Party
NP: "Bird on a Wire" - Sandy